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Admission requirements

Ready for graduate studies?

To gain acceptance to a graduate program at Dalhousie you’ll need to meet admission standards. The Faculty of Graduate Studies sets the minimum requirements that guide admissions for many of the university’s departments. We also set the minimum requirements for language proficiency for students that speak English as an additional language.


Minimum requirements

Master's degree

  • Four-year bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours of study.
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing.

PhD

  • Thesis-based master's degree or its equivalent.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours of study.
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing.